Oliver Kamm Serves Imperialism Shocker
Vile, on so many levels. Curious how what is commonly considered unlistenable by mandarin columnists and uppity neocons was perfectly palatable to working class scousers, trumpet players from St Louis, etc...something pointed out by the following exemplary letter:
Ivan Hewett suggests that Karlheinz Stockhausen (Obituary, December 8) became a marginal figure in the last 25 years of his life. This may have been true within the death-wish milieu of classical music, but in more dynamic regions, the opposite was the case. The sustained diffusion of his ideas, initially through key artists such as Miles Davis, The Beatles and Kraftwerk, means that the Stockhausen influence is evident in our contemporary sound world. Whether we are listening to Wu-Tang Clan, Sparklehorse or Kylie Minogue, we hear significant traces of Stockhausen's innovative genius.